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Perkins Library Fall 2020 Operations

Hours of Operation

The Learning Commons is open!

If you need help from Tiger Tech, the Writing Center, or a librarian, you must make an appointment ahead of time. Most services are offered virtually. See the boxes below for information about how to make an appointment.

The upper and lower level of the Learning Commons are open:

  • 9am - 9pm, Monday - Thursday
  • 9am - 5pm, Friday
  • CLOSED, Saturday
  • 2pm - 9pm, Sunday 

The following policies and expectations must be followed:

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • No food or drink in the Learning Commons. Water bottles OK as long as you keep your mask on except to take a drink.
  • Do not visit the Learning Commons if you are sick or may have been exposed to Covid-19
  • Social distancing of at least 6ft is expected. Do not move furniture around or gather for group work.
  • Use provided cleaning supplies to sanitize your work space before and after use.
  • The lower level of the Learning Commons is closed. If you need access to a collection like Juvenile or Scores, please contact

Study Rooms

The study rooms on the upper and lower level are open on a first-come, first-served basis. One individual private room on the lower level is available for reservation for special circumstances only.

Special circumstances include:

  • Taking a professional exam such as the Praxis, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, etc.
  • Virtual job or graduate school interviews

Private room may not be reserved for:

  • Individual or group study
  • Zoom classes

Requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a room, please email This email is consistently monitored Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm. A library staff member will follow up with more information.

No Contact Book Checkout

Perkins Library is pleased to offer no contact checkout for books and other library materials. Follow the steps in the document below!

Items will be held for two weeks.

If you need help, please contact

Get Help from a Librarian

Seven days a week, Noon - Midnight (Central Time).

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Virtual research consultations:
30 minute appointments via Zoom or phone

Jayne Germer
Social Sciences, College of Education, College of Business, Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)

Schedule Appointment

Cali Biaggi 
Sciences & Technology, Pre-Med/Pre-Health, RN-BSN, Fine Arts & Humanities, Archives

Schedule Appointment

Virtual research help office hours:
Drop in to a Zoom meeting to ask your research questions. The Zoom waiting room will be enabled to allow one-on-one interactions, so there may be a short wait time.

Winter & Spring 2021: January 24th - May 9th

  • Sundays, 2pm - 5pm
  • Thursdays, 5pm - 8pm
  • Zoom Link (only open during hours listed above!)

Tiger Tech

If you need assistance with technology, please contact Tiger Tech to get remote support or set up an appointment:

Self-Service Portal:


Phone: 402-826-8411

Writing Center


Consultations are done by appointment only with a trained writing consultant. They can be done in person or via Zoom. To schedule a consultation, please email

Virtual Drop-in Writing Help Desk

If you have a quick writing question that does not necessitate a writing consultation, use the Zoom link, Virtual Drop-In Writing Help Desk, to talk to a writing consultant.  The hours for the help desk are Monday - Thursday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


To submit a final draft paper for proofreading, please follow the instructions at